Tribune News Service

Vijay C Roy

Chandigarh, February 4

After the notification of liberalised Drone Rules by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in August 2021, the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will ensure growth for the drone industry in the coming years. According to industry, the initiative will help in making drone sector a $5-billion market.

The Budget has paved the way for using drones in various sectors, including agriculture. The Finance Minister said use of ‘Kisan Drones’ will be promoted for crop assessment, digitisation of land records and spraying insecticides and nutrients.

Vipul Singh, founder & CEO of Aarav Unmanned Systems, said: “The Budget duly recognises the key role drone technology is playing in solving some really tough-to-solve problems for sectors like land records, infrastructure, mining, disaster management and agriculture.” Further, the…